Liatris spicata (Marsh Blazing Star)
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Liatris spicata (NGN)

Marsh Blazing Star

Dense spikes of tiny purple-pink flowers that bloom from the top down. The foliage is narrow, growing from each stem. Very similar to L. pycnostachya. Will grow in heavy soils. Can grow to 5' tall. Attracts birds, butterflies, bees and parasitic wasps.
Height: 3-4 ft
Width: 12-18 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Time: July,August
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 8
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
22615.1G #1 227
22615.38 38 Flat 82
22615.PT 10 Flat 0
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Rain Garden Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife
Plant Habit
Upright
Light Conditions
Sun
Native Plant Community
Mesic Prairie
Woodland
Flower Color
Purple
Flower Hue
Medium
Flower Height
3' to 4'
Flower Type
Spike
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Medium
Prune Time
Jan/Feb/March
Flower Form
Single
Flower Size
6" to 10"
Growth Rate
Average

Possible Substitution Plants

Vernonia fasciculata
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Monarda fistulosa
Campanulastrum americanum